Boston-based sneaker store Concepts and New Balance share a long history of joint projects. For their latest collaboration, the two tastemakers are looking towards desert environments with the New Balance x Concepts Trailbuster Fresh Foam “des Sables”
The Trailbuster is a lightweight runner with a form-fitting knit upper, rendered in a desert-inspired burnt sienna colorway. The contrasting light blue laces turn up the style heat, together with the embroidered appliqué “N” logo also rendered in the same tone.
Built for running on rugged trail surfaces, the Trailbuster Fresh Foam adds cushioning via a Fresh Foam midsole and endures hot days with a breathable upper. The hexagon-patterned outsole adds traction on difficult runs. (Just for kicks, compare this new Fresh Foam edition to the classic Trailbuster silhouette – quite a technical evolution.)
For added visibility at night, the eyelets, as well as the mid-stripe and the word TRAILBUSTER on the tongue are rendered in reflective material. Concept branding is added via subtle lace aglets and printed foot beds.
The New Balance x Concepts “des Sables” Trailbuster releases on May 19 at Concepts stores and online with a $130 price tag.
On-feet images courtesy of @julianxberman for Concepts.